Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
Expediency asks the question - is it political?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, popular, or political; but because it is right."
It seems that the Democrats won the presidency, congress and the senate only to let the Republicans push them around. One thing you could say about the Bush presidency was that they got their way and were not shy about twisting a few arms. They were not wishy-washy and timid always trying to be bipartisan. They didn't give a damn about what the Democrats said. The Republicans were tough and aggressive and pushed till the congress screamed mama.
The Obama administrations and the Democratic majority seem weak kneed and timid. They don't seem to have the will to rule. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reed suck when it comes to getting the Democratic platform accomplished. The American people elected the Democrats and Obama because of their message of change. A few paid for Republicans shills start screaming at town hall meetings and everyone is frightened. Well if that's all it takes to frighten the Democrats they don't deserve to be representing us. Lets throw all the bums out and elect people with the cojones, huevos, pelotas to do the job. Get some fresh ideas and people with the courage of their convictions. Democrats either do what you were elected to do or go.
If American Healthcare is so great why do Americans travel abroad to get affordable care. Face it, if you have a catastrophic illness you will either become destitute, be denied or die. The Healthcare Insurance companies don't give a damn about the customer's health only their premiums.
"Rep. Nadler Says Holder’s Torture Investigation Should Examine Cheney
Last week Attorney General Eric Holder announced that he will be appointing U.S. attorney John Durham as a special prosecutor to investigate possible crimes committed by CIA interrogators who “went beyond the legal guidelines” for interrogations set out by the Bush administration." More... Think Progress
"Summer sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean could disappear by 2016 and the thawing of the Greenland ice sheet is occurring so rapidly that the meltwater from Greenland alone could raise sea levels by one meter this century." more... Yale's Environment360